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Strategy & Business Operations Lead, New Venture

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These arent easy goals to accomplish but were not here for easy. Were here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and were looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Your Impact

The role is part of a business that designs, builds, and ships products and services that deliver what people want and need to secure their digital world. We are innovating with opinion to anticipate what consumers will find indispensable in a world with ever-proliferating cyber risks and distributed smart devices. We strive to create products with a simple aesthetic and world class protection.

As a Strategy and Business Operations Lead, your efforts will directly impact the overall strategy and success of this new cybersecurity product initiative that we are incubating. You will collaborate in a high-energy, startup environment on complex business and technology problems that are top-of-mind for the Consumer Leadership team, as well as the broader set of executive stakeholders. You possess a unique blend of business insight, business strategy experience, big-picture thinking, influencing skills, and ability to collaborate with a diverse set of constituents within Palo Alto Networks.

The products you work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so you are entrepreneurial and hands-on in your approach - applying a strategic lens to decisions, and quickly shifting into execution mode to bring the vision to life.

Your Impact

  • Structure and break down complex business problems, develop hypotheses, drive analysis, and frame options in a data-driven manner

  • Proactively identify challenges and opportunities to create value, and scope into actionable insights and plans

  • Lead thoughtful and rigorous analysis across large data sets, and synthesize insights and opportunities

  • Develop and present high-quality recommendations and execution plans (PPT, Word, Google Docs, etc.) for leadership and executive level discussions, and contribute to execution

  • Work collaboratively across a cross-functional set of stakeholders and external sources to gather the right information, pressure test hypotheses, and create solutions, which you will often have the opportunity to operationalize directly and deliver the real business value

Your Experience

  • Relevant work experience with top management consulting (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, etc.), private equity or top-tier tech strategy or bizops functions (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.)

  • Effective verbal and written communication ability, and comfortable with both business and technical discussions with senior audiences

  • Experience in building relationships and leading through influence

  • Great teammate, willing to passionately roll up their sleeves and work cross-functionally to get things done

  • Self-starter who thrives in fast-paced, high-growth environments with minimal supervision

  • Expertise in the cybersecurity industry and knowledge of the market is a plus but not required

  • Bachelors degree required and MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred

Our Commitment

Were trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge the status quo of cybersecurity. We cant accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, please visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page ( and our diversity website ( .

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara , Strategy & Business Operations Lead, New Venture, Other , Santa Clara, California

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